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Wisconsin Drops Hype Video For Minnesota Game Titled Simply "AXE"

Madison's players celebrate a win over Minnesota.

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Last year, Minnesota took down Wisconsin at Camp Randall to take back Paul Bunyan's Axe for the first time in 15 years. This year, the Badgers want it back.

This year's contest isn't just for the axe - or pride. The winner wins the Big Ten West and gets a date with the Ohio State Buckeyes in the league's title game. If Minnesota wins, it could mean they have a shot at the College Football Playoff too.

Thursday, Wisconsin dropped an awesome hype video for the contest. It's titled simply "Axe" - and the theme is "take it back."

Check it out:

Wisconsin has dominated the rivalry the past few decades, but it's actually tied all-time at 60-60-8. Whichever team wins this game will own the all-time series record - at least for now.

Earlier this week, ESPN's College GameDay announced that it'll be in Minneapolis for the game as well. It's the first time the show has come to campus.

Minnesota vs. Wisconsin will kick off Saturday at 3:30 PM ET on ABC.